by Brian Dorsey
Week 6 has come and gone, so let’s go ahead and find out what’s on our plate for this week. Here are the Top-10 Two Start Pitchers in each league, some interesting notes, and the weather reports.
Two Start Pitchers
- Felix Hernandez (MIN, @SD): Minnesota’s offense has been anemic, and though the Swinging Friars are putting up some crooked numbers, they generally struggle against ace pitchers.
- James Shields (NYY, @FLA): Pitching like the ace he should’ve been three years ago. He’s a huge reason the Rays are in first place.
- David Price (NYY, @FLA): He’s got great career numbers against the Yankees and in 12.1 career innings against the Marlins, he’s got 13 punch-outs.
- Max Scherzer (TOR, @PIT): God rained on his parade last week, but if you’re an owner, be stoked that he’s a two start pitcher this week instead. All he has to do is avoid Jose Bautista’s “Bat of Reckoning” and he’ll be a player of the week.
- Gio Gonzalez (LAA, @SF): God rained on Gio’s nightmare last week and washed it all away. Let’s see if he can forget the carnage and put it behind him.
- Brett Anderson (LAA, @SF): Struggled as of late, but that’s what two starts against the Rangers will do. Just a heads up: the Angels and Giants aren’t the Rangers.
- Michael Pineda (MIN, @SD): Wait, he was supposed to start two times last week, too? Seems to be a theme. The rook is throwing balls of fire.
- Zach Britton (@BOS, WAS): Not an ideal match up in Boston, but he gets a nice go at the Nats over the weekend.
- Josh Tomlin (@KC, CIN): The dude just keeps winning. Nobody pinch him!
- Joel Pineiro (@OAK, ATL): Pretty boring option, but he’ll get the job done.